kris blades


Moderator / Gold Member
Apr 6, 2001
Are there any tricks or tips for grinding the bevels on a kris blade? Thanks.
i have made a few, i watched tony swanton give a demo, profile the blade in a vee shape then put the the alternating part circle profiles in with the same diameter wheel. i use a 5" then work the blade point down on the bottom of that same contact wheel untit your get the approate angle in that section and work all four angles until its right. DAMM! you have brought back how much fun it was to make those! i used old files. hope this helps

Laurence Segal
Thanks for the help. Here goes nothing.

[This message has been edited by RARanney (edited 06-19-2001).]
IIRC Tai ?, can't recall what the last name is showed how to forge a Keris Blade on the Neotribal forum.
I bet Tim Lively can answer your queston though.
Tim is also a Neotribalist and makes some beautiful knives. Tim posts here now and then.


Indin word for lousy hunter.